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“No better breakfast!”
Review of Rama Jama

Rama Jama
Ranked #8 of 288 Restaurants in Tuscaloosa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“No better breakfast!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Several of us were traveling from Birmingham AL to Jackson MS. We had been told to stop in Tuscaloosa and have breakfast at Rama Jama--that it was the best breakfast in Alabama. That sounds like a lot of hype, but I have long enjoyed the "hole in the wall" places because they always seem to serve a better breakfast than any chain could ever hope to serve. When I saw Rama Jama, an old gas station just across the street from Bryant Denny Stadium, I had high hopes. Inside the walls were covered with Crimson Tide posters, clippings, and memorabilia that covered the decades. Though I am NOT a Bama fan, it was interesting seeing all the stuff and listening to some of the regulars who must eat there every morning. We met the owner, an incredibly nice guy who looks a lot like Nick Saban and has run the restaurant since the early 70s. And just as we were told, we experienced the best breakfast in Alabama! I had scrambled eggs, bacon, grits and a biscuit but others in my group had smoked ham, country ham, fried eggs, and hash browns. None of us left anything! You walk up to the register and order from the menu on the board then find a seat and they'll bring it to you. If you can't stand clutter then Rama Jama isn't for you. But if you want a great breakfast and you're anywhere near Tuscaloosa, GO THERE! You won't be disappointed. My only disappointment was that we couldn't stay until lunch time to try a burger, onion rings, and a milkshake (which is supposedly the best in AL as well)!

  • Visited July 2014
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best, fresh burger!! Homemade onion rings!!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fresh, fantastic cheeseburger, and handmade onion rings. Worth the dietary splurge! Nice to have fresh onion rings instead of frozen from a box.

Visited July 2014
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Old Bridge
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Roll Tide! Great breakfast! ”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Cozy Alabama memorabilia filled cafe! We enjoyed a great breakfast before touring Bryant Denny Stadium. The sausage patties were DELICIOUS! Eggs cooked perfectly and the biscuits were light & fluffy. The staff was quick and thorough in prep & delivery. Lots of great Alabama stuff on every inch of the place - the owner, Gary was very friendly - great place! Not too clean but with all the souvenirs it must be hard to keep on top of it!

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Thank Jana B
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Jimmy's Review”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Rama Jama is a small, quaint little restaurant ajacent to Bryany Denny Stadium. It is an old gas station now being used as a small restaurant. They serve an excellent breakfast and also Hamburgers and other sandwiches. The food is very good. Try their fries banana pudding pie.

Visited May 2014
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the Best burgers in town!”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This little jem is next to Bryant Denny Stadium. The owner looks a lot like Coach Saban, so don't be fooled when you see him. But if you truly want the Roll Tide experience then this is a must stop.

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